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The Ari­zona Western foot­ball team is prob­a­bly headed to Mis­sis­sippi.

The Mata­dors re­mained at No. 2, for the fifth week in a row, Mon­day with the re­lease of the fi­nal reg­u­lar-sea­son NJCAA poll, which sets up for an all-but-an­nounced na­tional cham­pi­onship matchup of No. 1 East Mis­sis­sippi vs. AWC in the Mis­sis­sippi Bowl on Dec. 3.

EMCC (10-1 over­all) re­tained the top spot thanks to a dou­bleover­time win over then-No. 4 North­west Mis­sis­sippi on Satur­day.

The Mata­dors (9-0), who are the only un­de­feated team in the top 10, ac­tu­ally lost three first-place votes this week de­spite beat­ing then-No. 19 Scotts­dale by 52.

Of the nine first-place votes, East Mis­sis­sippi got three, AWC got one and No. 3 Iowa Western ac­tu­ally got the most with five. But the hu­man poll only makes up part of the rank­ings (other part is com­puter-gen­er­ated), and it wasn’t likely the Mata­dors would have been able to over­take EMCC no mat­ter how those votes were dis­trib­uted.

This also means the Dec. 2 El Toro Bowl all-but-of­fi­cially will fea­ture two non-lo­cal teams.

Bowl matchups will made of­fi­cial this af­ter­noon.

AARON JUDGE OF THE NEW YORK YAN­KEES (LEFT) AND CODY BELLINGER and Na­tional League, re­spec­tively, Mon­day.

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